Jakob Schubert facts for kids
Jakob Schubert, Imst 2010
|Born||December 31, 1990
|Occupation||Professional sport climber|
|Type of climber||Sport climbing|
|Known for||Three times World Cup winner (2011, 2014, 2018) and twice World Champion (2012, 2018) in Lead climbing|
|First ascents||9a (5.14d)|
|Updated on August 5, 2021.|
Jakob Schubert (born December 31, 1990) is an Austrian professional rock climber, sport climber and boulderer. He is a World Champion (2012, 2018) and World Cup winner (2011, 2014, 2018) in Lead climbing, and his highest redpointed grade on rock is 9b+. In August 2021, he won bronze at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He started climbing in 2003, when he was twelve years old. In 2004, he participated in the European Youth Cup and World Youth Championships. Since 2007, he regularly participates in the World Cup competitions for lead climbing. For seven world Cup seasons out of ten, from 2007 to 2016, he also competed in bouldering.
In 2011, he won the Lead World Cup and the silver medal at the Lead World Championships in Arco. The World Cup was outstandingly obtained by winning seven consecutive competitions in that season. Previously, no climber was ever able to win as many World Cup competitions in a single season (in 2002, Alexandre Chabot had won six).
In 2012, he won the Lead Climbing World Championships in Paris.
In 2014, he won the World Cup for the second time.
In 2018, when he was 27 years old, he became World Champion again, in his own birthplace and home town, Innsbruck. He earned the title by reaching in the final event the same score as Adam Ondra (36+), but a higher score in the semifinal, where he ranked second after Domen Skofic. A few days later, in the same competition, he also conquered the Combined title by ranking second in Speed, first in Bouldering and second in Lead. In the same year, he was awarded his third World Cup.
Schubert's performance at the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships qualified him for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
- See also: Best IFSC results
Climbing World Cup
Climbing World Championships
Climbing European Championships
Number of medals in the Climbing European Youth Cup
Number of medals in the Climbing World Cup
For the most up-to-date list of ascents visit Jakob Schubert's profile on theCrag.
- Neanderthal - Santa Linya (ESP) - December 28, 2018 - Second ascent after Chris Sharma
- El Bon Combat - Cova de I'Ocell (ESP) - December 1, 2018 - Second ascent after Chris Sharma
- Stoking the Fire - Santa Linya (ESP) - January 5, 2018 - Third ascent (first by Chris Sharma, 2013)
- La Planta da Shiva - Villanueva del Rosario (ESP) - January 4, 2016 - Second ascent after Adam Ondra
- Fight or flight - Oliana ([[Spain|Template:ISO 3166 code-3 ES]]) - December 31, 2014 - Third ascent (first by Chris Sharma, 2011)
- Catxasa - Santa Linya (ESP) - January 9, 2018 - Second ascent after Chris Sharma
- Seleccio Anal - Oliana (ESP) - January 8, 2017
- Pachamama - Oliana (ESP) - January 2, 2017 - Third ascent (first by Chris Sharma, 2009)
- Joe Mama - Oliana (ESP) - December 27, 2016 - Second ascent after Chris Sharma
- Kangroo Limb - Flatanger (NOR) - May 29, 2016 - Second ascent after Adam Ondra
- Companion of Change - Zillertal (AUT) - November 18, 2015 - First ascent
- Papichulo - Oliana (ESP) - April 27, 2011 - Sixth ascent (first by Chris Sharma, 2008)
- Kein Licht Kein Schatten - Ötztal ([[Austria|Template:ISO 3166 code-3 AT]]) - November 8, 2016 - First ascent
- Kraftplatzl - Berglsteiner See (AUT) - October 15, 2016 - Second Ascent after David Lama
- Direct open your mind - Santa Linya (ESP) - January 3, 2013
- Analogica Natural - Santa Linya (ESP) - January 2, 2013
- Seleccio Natural - Santa Linya (ESP) - December 28, 2012
- Ciudad de Dios - Santa Linya (ESP) - December 24, 2012
- Martin Krpan - Misja Pec ([[Slovenia|Template:ISO 3166 code-3 SI]]) - November 21, 2011
- Hades - Nassereith, Götterwand (AUT) - May 30, 2010 - First ascent by Andreas Bindhammer, 2008
- Underground - Massone, Arco (ITA) - March 30, 2010 - First ascent by Manfred Stuffer, 1998
- Aitzol - Margalef (ESP) - April 23, 2011
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